Saturday, September 13, 2014


Fellow geneablogger Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small has issued the
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Basically, we have to post something every
week on a different ancestor, whether a story, picture, or research problem. For
this prompt I've tried to concentrate on ancestors I haven't researched as much
as I have others in my family tree. This post my subject is my 8x great grandfather
Samuel Davis.

I have a double descendancy  from William Barnes of Salisbury and Amesbury, Ma. One
line is through his oldest daughter Mary who married John Hoyt; the other is through
his third daughter Deborah who married Samuel Davis. Two generations later the two
lines came together. So I'll discuss the Davis' first and then the Hoyts.

The following is once again from one of William Richard Cutter's collections of
genealogical biographies:

Samuel, son of James Davis, was born about 1640. He married, December 17 (Haverhill record) or December 19 (Salisbury record), 1663, Deborah Barnes. He was in Haverhill as early as 1672; took the oath of allegiance and fidelity at Amesbury, December, 1677. He died September 10, 1696, at Haverhill. His will dated at Amesbury, September 7, 1696, was proved September 29, following. His widow Deborah died January 14, 1718-19, at Haverhill. Children: 1. Samuel, born January 26, 1666-67, received land in Amesbury by will of his father. 2. Deborah, born about 1668, died September 25, 1669. 3. Rachel, born August 3, 1670. 4. Joseph, born May 3, 1673, mentioned below. 5. William, born February 20, 1674-75, married, December 31, 1700, Mary Kelly: inherited land from father at Haverhill. 6. Rebecca, married, January 5, 1696-97, Abiel Kelly. 7. Ephraim, born November 8, 1679, inherited land at Haverhill.8. Sarah, born November 8, 1679 (twin). 9. Amos, born June 15, 1683, died April 25, 1686. I0. Mary, born May 16, 1685. p2166
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 4(Google eBook) Lewis Historical Publishing Company,
1910 Boston (Mass.)

Rebecca Davis and Abiel Kelly are my 7x great grandparents. Their child Richard
would marry his cousin Susannah Hoyt.

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